Weʼre raising £2,000 to present our work about teaching ALL children how to play a string instrument, for their social safety, health and wellbeing, in the US.
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I started playing the violin at age seven and it helped me surivive a really 'challenging' childhood. Sadly, as a teenager I suffered playing-related injures that meant I had to stop playing for nearly two years and was told I would never play again. I did survive that too (!) and am still playing. but the experience made me realise the impact that music has had in my life and how many others suffer physical pains that often ends their playing days. So, since then I have devoted my life to creating a programme that teaches children how to play - fundamentally in a 'safe' way so that they may not experience the physical difficulties that I did. The work is designed for ALL children to succeed in performing and has proved invaluable, regardless of social or economic backgrounds and moreover, unites kids of all variety! This international conference will help spread the word about my work and give me a platform from which I can develop my work into a fully fledged project in the UK to help give kids another 'safer' outlet than they might otherwise experience.
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